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A Manual Of Morris Dances Folk-songs And Singing Games With Sheet Music And Instructions

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THE ESPERANCE MORRIS BOOK.—II.
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Music, once to yourself.—Jump and strike sticks on ist beat of bar 8.
Bars i to 8 twice.—Down and back twice, no turn. Tap on ist beat of bar 8, and face partners.
Bars 9 to 16 twice.—Tapping.
Bars i to 8 twice.—Hey up.
Bars 9 to 16 twice.—Tapping.
Bars i to 8 twice.—Hands across.
Bars 9 to 16 toice.—Tapping.
Bars i to 8 twice.—Back to back.
Bars 9 to 16 twice.—Tapping.
Bars ij to 24 twice.—Hey up and All in, i.e., tap on ist beat of last bar; at same time face as at start, sticks in same position.
3.—DRAW BACK {Stick Dance)—
Grasp sticks in the middle.
Position is the same as in Bean-setting, and in this dance Nos. 1, 3, and 5 tap the sticks of their partners once on 3rd beat of bars 4 and 8 each time they occur in Hey up, Hands across, etc., and for this tap the sticks are held in the same position as in Bean-setting.
Music, once to yourself.—Tap sticks once and jump on 3rd beat of last bar.
Bars 1 to 8.—Shake up, as in " Rodney." On the tap of bar 8, face partners.
Bars 9 to 16.—Tapping.
Bars 1 to 8.—Hey up.
Bars 9 to 16.—Tapping.
Bars 1 to 8.—Hands across.
Bars 9 to 16.—Tapping.
Bars 1 to 8.—Back to back.
Bars 9 to 16.—Tapping.
Bars 1 to 8.—Hey up and All in, i.e., tap on 3rd beat of last bar ; at same time face as at start, with sticks in same position.
In the tapping the sticks are struck during bars 9 and 10 as follows—
The steps are a series of springs from one foot to the other. In bars 11 and 12 all bow to partners, in the following way : on ist beat of bar 11 step back with right foot ; on 3rd beat step back with left.
On ist beat of bar 12 step forward with right foot; on 3rd beat drop right heel, and swing left foot forward. The bow is made during bar 11, while the stick is pointed towards partner and swung down to side. During bar 12 the body comes into normal position, and on 3rd beat odd numbers tap sticks of their partners, just as in Bean-setting.
The figure is then repeated, starting on left foot; that is, right foot for left, and left foot for right throughout. The hand movement remains exactly the same.
Rb denotes right foot behind. Lb ,, left foot behind. Rf ,, right foot forward.
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